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FT AUG 16 15 Editorial: The failure of NZ Sea Products Export, costly and disappointing though it may be, affords no justification for a policy of masterly inactivity on the part of the established fishing industry. Whatever causes contributed to the collapse of the Nelson venture – and under-capitalisation seems to be generally accepted as a prime factor – they should not allow hopes of expansion and reorganisation of a potentially rich industry to be dismissed as unattainable. • The pre-cooking of sheep meats for the United States market to overcome dislike of the smell of the meat cooking and frozen meat in general is necessary, Massey University professor of agricultural economics and farm management A R Frampton says. New Zealand should prepared pre-cooked lamb for sale to the Food Grade Premises - Christchurch 89 Sturrocks Road, Redwood • Former cake bakery premises providing food prep, chillers, freezers and blast freezers, storage, offices and staff amenities • 1,504 sqm accommodated on a large north Christchurch site, close to main arterials and Christchurch International Airport • 18 carparks plus excellent heavy vehicle access and room for future expansion For lease by negotiation, purchase option also available. Craig Edwards 027 434 4245 03 377 3700 KFNZ Ltd, LA (REAA 2008), MREINZ FT117 JANUARY 1969 insistent demand for high quality in packaged foods, both for home consumption and the export market, says New Zealand Industrial Gases. • Overseas: A new ‘icebreaker’ ship, the first large container ship to be launched in Britain, is the first of three be built for the Britain-Canada route. The 12,000 ton ship, able to carry 500 20-foot containers below decks in cellular ‘slotted’ holds, is capable of 21 knots. Major advertisers…ACI-St Regis (NZ), H W Clarke (NZ), UEB Packaging, Waikato Sheet Metals, Bell Bryant MacEwen Automation, Murray (ANZ), ES & A Robinson (NZ), George & Aston and Sample Electronics (NZ). WHAT WAS NEWS IN NZ FOOD TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE... WE TAKE A LOOK BACK New York market. “The United States housewife is always on the lookout for timesavers in the kitchen,” Frampton says. “I believe there is scope for marketing research here, and in the long run a good market.” • Tip Top will, for economic reasons, close its ice cream factory in Nelson from October. Managing director F W Orr says to continue operations will mean considerable expenditure that is not justified. The plant will remain a distribution centre for ice cream and frozen food lines. • Work on a new casein factory for the Cambridge Co-operative Dairy Company in Hautapu has started. Built by Hawkins, the factory will replace the present facility built 48 years ago. It will be complete by the end of 1970. • Food freezing with liquid nitrogen may be the answer to the increasingly FT121

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